Japan, China, and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949

Hardcover | July 13, 2005

EditorKaoru Sugihara

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Modern Asian economic history has often been written in terms of Western impact and Asia's response to it. This volume argues that the growth of intra-regional trade, migration, and capital and money flows was a crucial factor that determined the course of East Asian economic development.Twelve chapters are organized around three main themes. First, economic interactions between Japan and China were important in shaping the pattern of regional industrialization. Neither Japan nor China imported technology and organizations, and attempted to "catch up" with the West alone. Japan'sindustrialization took place, taking advantage of the Chinese merchant networks in Asia, while the Chinese competition was a critical factor in the Japanese technological and organizational "upgrading" in the interwar period. Second, the pattern of China's integration into the international economy was shaped by the growth of intra-Asian trade, migration, and capital flows and remittances. While the Western impact was largely confined to the littoral region of China, intra-Asian trade was more directly connected withChina's internal market. Both the fall of the imperial monetary system and the rise of economic nationalism in the early twentieth century reflected increasing contacts with the Asian international economy. Third, a study of intra-Asian trade and migration helps us understand the nature of colonialism and the international climate of imperialism. In spite of the adverse political environment, East Asian merchant and migration networks exploited economic opportunities, taking advantage of colonialinstitutional arrangements and even political conflicts. They made a contribution to national and regional economic development in the politically more favourable environment after the Second World War, by providing the valuable expertise and entrepreneurship they had accumulated prewar. Thecharacter of the international order of Asia, governed by Western powers, especially Britain, but shared also by Japan for most of the period, was "imperialism of free trade", although it eventually collapsed by the late 1930s.

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Modern Asian economic history has often been written in terms of Western impact and Asia's response to it. This volume argues that the growth of intra-regional trade, migration, and capital and money flows was a crucial factor that determined the course of East Asian economic development.Twelve chapters are organized around three main ...

Kaoru Sugihara has been Professorial Research Associate in the Department of History at SOAS, University of London, since July 1996, as well as Professor of Economic History in the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University. He is Visiting Scholar at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University until March 2004...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.89 inPublished:July 13, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Kaoru Sugihara: 1. Japan, China and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949: An IntroductionPart 1 Chinese Merchants and the Japanese Cotton Industry2. Kazuko Furuta: Kobe Seen as part of the Shanghai Trading Network: The Role of Chinese Merchants in the Re-export of Cotton Manufactures to Japan3. Naoto Kagotani: The Role of Chinese Merchants in the Development of the Japanese Cotton Industry, 1890-19414. Takeshi Abe: The Chinese Market for Japanese Cotton Goods, 1914-1930Part 2 The Rise of Economic Nationalism in China5. Akinobu Koroda: The Collapse of the Chinese Imperial Monetary System6. Harumi Goto-Shibata: Japanese and British Perceptions of Chinese Boycotts in Shanghai: With Special Reference to the Anti-Japanese Boycotts, 1928-19317. Toru Kubo: The Tariff Policy of the Nationalist Government, 1929-1936: A Historical AssessmentPart 3 China's Internal Integration in an International Perspective8. Man-houng Lin: China's Inter-regional Relations in the International Economy, 1850-19499. Hajime Kose with Kaoru Sugihara: Foreign Trade, Internal Trade and Industrialisation: A Statistical Analysis of Regional Commodity Flows in China, 1914-1931Part 4 The Growth of China's Contacts with Taiwan and Southeast Asia10. Man-houng Lin: The Taiwanese Merchants and Taiwan-China Trade, 1895-193711. Kaoru Sugihara: Patterns of Chinese Emigration to Southeast Asia, 1869-1939